Academics

Saint Mary's School is an interconnected community where creative and collaborative teaching and learning happen in every part of school life.

Here you will build a strong academic and personal foundation while discovering your intellectual courage and growing as lifelong learner.

An interdisciplinary approach ensures no subject exists in isolation at Saint Mary’s School. Coursework is integrated so you build on existing knowledge and make important connections between areas of study.

Teachers challenge you—as you and your fellow students challenge each other—to examine ideas in new ways. You find the courage to ask questions, debate, probe and defend. You discover your voice and use it with confidence. You achieve more than you ever thought possible.

What the Research Shows

"Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College" - Final report from a study conducted by the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

"The Benefits of Independent Schools" - Pat Bassett, president of the National Association of Independent Schools, addresses parents about the benefit of independent schools.

Saint Mary's School is a member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and The Association of Boarding Schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

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